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Old 07-26-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I'm not really a NPR listener because the shows seem to be elitist and snobby, but he's not that bad.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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Seriously. Where I come from, the local NPR talk show has won awards because the host is SUCH a great interviewer. He asks insightful questions and keeps the discussion moving in a productive direction...you know, like interviewers are supposed to do. Kojo...where do I begin? He asks the most inane questions, it's like listening to a mock interview in a Journalism 101 class...at a bad college. He asks the most obvious questions. Also, he's always sharing his own opinion. Strangely, Kojo, when I'm listening to a panel of experts on any given topic, I really, really don't care what you think about it. That's not his job. I just wonder how someone like him keeps a job in a huge market like the DC Metro area. I don't listen to WAMU during his show anymore. Do people here actually like him?
My husband does, and the show seems to be on all the time when we are in the car. I find it almost painful to listen to - I absolutely can't stand him.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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I like him, too, for all the reasons previous posters cited. Where do you come from, and who is the interviewer to whom you refer? I've lived in a lot of public radio towns and am wondering if I've heard him.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:56 PM
 
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I like his voice and accent, so yes, I do like him, but I'm not always terribly interested in the topics he covers. I'll listen to him if I'm in the car.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Generally, I enjoy listening to him. I find his thought intriguing. I don't always agree, but he presents his POV well. Sometimes he's too long winded, though.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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Default Soft balls every interview

He asks no hard hitting questions and I figured that anyone coming on his show just gets free PR so I thought that was the real agenda. He's like the opposite of what Mike Wallace was in his prime. I got the feeling that his questions were previewed by all so that when showtime came it was just a nice little chat session. I used to get so frustrated when he didn't ask the tough questions that now I can't listen to him at all.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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I like him, but dislike Rehm. She grates on me, and did even before her vocal issues.

The way she emphasizes odd words. Segues illogically from one topic to another. Has the wrong guest answer a question (when there are multiple guests) Usually has a "conventional wisdom" POV, and not even that artful or insightful expression of the CW. Her (usually) unwillingness to challenge some of her more nutso callers. She SOMETIMES has a good show, and does have a knack for often booking good (if sometimes very establishment) guests.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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I like him, too, for all the reasons previous posters cited. Where do you come from, and who is the interviewer to whom you refer? I've lived in a lot of public radio towns and am wondering if I've heard him.
I'm from Salt Lake City and the host there is Doug Fabrizio (the show is Radio West). I miss him so much that I get the podcasts and listen to those instead of Kojo.

And for the record, I really like Diane and most of the others. It's just Kojo.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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Has the wrong guest answer a question (when there are multiple guests)
I like this, actually. With multiple guests on a topic, they are all going to be reasonably well-versed on most aspects of it, and by pointing the question to the "wrong" person, you flip the dynamic and instead of getting the typical canned responses of A (always) says this and B (usually) responds that A suffers from incorrect thinking, B has to be able to make his/her own talking point and gives A an opportunity to poke a few holes in B's argument. To me, it can show which guest has a better grasp of the big picture.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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I like him, but dislike Rehm. She grates on me, and did even before her vocal issues.

The way she emphasizes odd words. Segues illogically from one topic to another. Has the wrong guest answer a question (when there are multiple guests) Usually has a "conventional wisdom" POV, and not even that artful or insightful expression of the CW. Her (usually) unwillingness to challenge some of her more nutso callers. She SOMETIMES has a good show, and does have a knack for often booking good (if sometimes very establishment) guests.
I totally agree! I can't stand her. She is also incredibly biased and doesn't even try to hide it.
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